‘Tsunami’-like floodwaters kill at least 10 in Italy as people climb trees to find safety

Floodwaters triggered by heavy rainfall have swept through several towns in a hilly region of central Italy, leaving 10 people dead and at least four missing. Dozens of survivors scrambled onto rooftops or up trees to await rescue. Floodwater invaded garages and basements and with its weight and force knocked down doors. Some 50 people were treated at hospitals for injuries in the Marche region, near the Adriatic Sea. The amount of rain that fell, concentrated over four hours that included an especially heavy 15-minute period, was the most in hundreds of years.

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